About Esperanza

Esperanza is a multi-service education and community economic development organization operating culturally sensitive programs to address the unmet needs of North Philadelphia’s community. For the last 30 years, we have been leading the transformation in Hunting Park, Philadelphia so that the Hispanic community can enjoy affordable housing, safe and beautiful streets, high-quality education, job training, access to local cultural attractions and recreation, and vibrant business districts.


We have a dedicated staff of more than 450 people working from a 17 acre campus to improve your overall quality of life. Our bilingual services include:

Esperanza College of Eastern University
– Flexible Class Schedules
– State of the Art Facilities
– Internship Opportunities
– English Language Institute

Esperanza Academy Charter School
– Individualized Instruction
– Curriculum Majors
– Robust After School Programs
– Dual Enrollment Opportunities

Esperanza Cyber Charter School (K-12)
– Learning Center
– Real-time Online Academic Support
– Parent Support and Training
– Flexible Schedule (earn credit more quickly than a 4-year
high school program)

Hispanic Faith Community Engagement
– Youth Leadership Development
– Youth Mentoring Services
– Financial Support For Hispanic Ministry Projects

Esperanza Arts Center
– Heart of Latino Performing and Visual Arts in Philadelphia
– Music, Dance, Theater, Cinema, and Speaker Series
– Family, Community, Educational, and Faith-Based Events
– Spotlighting Cultures and Traditions from Around the World
– State of the Art Performance, Exhibit and Event Facilities

Housing Counseling Services
– First-time Homeowners Workshops
– Financial Literacy
– Foreclosure Prevention
– Rental and Shelter Assistance

Economic & Community Development
– Individual Technical Assistance for Small Businesses
– Construction of Affordable Housing
– Extracurricular STEAM Programming
– Critical Home Repairs
– Tree Planting and Workshops

Workforce Development
– Career Counseling
– Educational Development and Skills Training
– Interview Training and Resume Writing Assistance
– Job Placement
– Veteran Services

Esperanza Immigration Legal Services
– Low-Cost Legal Services to Immigrants
– Green Card Applications
– Family Petitions
– Naturalization Applications
– Citizenship Workshops

Artistas y Músicos Latinoamericanos (AMLA)
– Children, Teen, and Adult Music Lessons
– Latin Music Workshops for the Community

Call (215) 324-0746 or visit www.esperanza.us to learn more about our services and programs!